ShoutOUT!: Films in the City 1: Hopes, Dreams & Conversations (Archifest ’12)



Keep a date on the 20th of Oct to enjoy a selection of short entertaining Singapore films that will take viewers to common places we frequent. Only this time viewers are urged to stop and hear from the people who give meaning to these spaces. 

This is held in conjunction with Archifest ’12 and curated by Singapore Polytechnic, School of Architecture & the Built Environment

Date: Saturday, 20 October, 8.00pm
Venue: Archifest Pavilion, The Foothills, Fort Canning Park (Opposite Liang Court)
Admission is FREE!


Here is the line-up:

ACROSS THE STRAITS
By Tan Ai Leng
Meng, the son of a provision shop owner in Johor feels trapped in his small town.
Hui, the daughter of a wealthy widowed businesswoman in urban Singapore feels
betrayed by her mother’s new relationship with a man. One night, she decides to leave home, to find her online friend Meng as an act of rebellion.

PLATFORM 1932
By Nawwar Syahirah
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, a large historical and architectural landmark located in the heart of Singapore's financial city centre. The railway station is unique in that whilst it is located in Singapore, both the physical structure and land on which the station occupies belonged to Malaysia. Due to this distinctive context of the train station, a vibrant community of diverse individuals hassprung up around the station.

TRIPLE X
By Leon Cheo
A man goes to a DVD store looking for certain specialty titles.

THE DANCER
By Goh Siang Leng
In his endless obsessive pursuit of medals in the competitive world of Latin and
Ballroom dance, a young man is continually distracted by the strains of opera music from the apartment above, night after night.

THIN AIR
By Kirsten Tan
Whimsical tale chronicling the final days of Hector. Seated in a wheelchair parked on
the roof of his apartment building, Hector flings fishing lines into the cold heights of the City.

CHAPTEH
By Thong Kay Wee
A coming-of-age story about friendship and innocence where
Set against the backdrop of tumultuous 1960s Singapore, where racial tensions ran high, two boys, Raafi and Ah Kun, meet and bonded through the simple game of chapteh. Their common interest goes beyond existing differences and territorial markings.

KWA GIU
By Jacen Tan
A tribute to Singapore's National Stadium, this film re-lives the last Kallang Roar when 55,000 fans packed the stadium for the AFC Cup Final against Thailand on 21 Jan 2007.

WILD DOGS
By Saravanan Sam
This documentary short aims to reveal the secret of ‘living life to the fullest’ preached by a simpleton - a man living on the street, the happiest of the Wild Dogs. Through his portrait, we’ll see that in life you win some and you lose some, but all for the sake of happiness.

ACID - A Short Trip
By Edgar Tang
Like a hallucination, four transient characters converge at their final destination- a private club called ACID – to be redeemed, whether they know it or not.

SPYCAT AND THE PAPER CHASE
By Darren Lim, Fung Chun Hong, Derwin Silamaya Suhali & Soh Yu Xian
Spycat hunts down Captain Chico, whose latest scheme involves robbing the world of every paper product there is.


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